International Workshops on
Ontologies and Semantic Web for E-Learning
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Recent research on Web-based educational systems attempts to meet the fast growing needs and expectations of the education community with regard to e-learning efficiency, flexibility, and adaptation by employing ontologies and Semantic Web standards and paradigms. These advanced technologies aim at providing more intelligent access to and management of Web information and semantically richer modeling of the applications and their users. Within the educational field, this motivates efforts to achieve semantically rich, well-structured, standardized and verified learning content.
The ontologies and Semantic Web offer a new perspective on the intelligent educational systems by supporting more adequate and accurate representations of learners, their learning goals, learning material and contexts of its use, as well as more efficient access and navigation through learning resources. They advance the state-of-the-art in intelligent educational systems development, so as to achieve improved e-learning efficiency, flexibility and adaptation for single users and communities of users (learners, instructors, courseware authors, etc.